f0zKg0J4zFLYz-Yq0aednQVqREE Once Upon a Prologue: Waiting on Wednesday: - #11: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: - #11: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

{++ }  This weekly event/feature is graciously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.  You know that feeling you get when you're browsing upcoming books on Goodreads or Amazon and one strikes your fancy?  Maybe you squee.  Maybe you giggle to yourself.  Maybe you bounce in your seat.  We all get excited (I do a combination of all three of the previous choices...) about new books, be it a favorite author you're familiar with, or someone whose work you'll be reading for the first time.  Jill's meme gives us the chance to spotlight what we are anxiously awaiting this week.

  Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
To be published: 11.15.2011 (Harper Teen)
Further info: Goodreads / Amazon
Find the author online: site | twitter

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

Why This Book?

Okay, where to start.  DYSTOPIAN.  The main character's name is Juliette.  *SWOONING ALREADY*  Plus the premise sounds absolutely fantastic, and after following the author for awhile on Twitter (go do it!) I can tell you she is both sweet and down-to-earth.  I cannot WAIT to read this book.  : ) 

{ ++ } What are everyone's WOW picks this week?!